'''Leo Strauss''' (;
[[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/strauss "Strauss"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''.]
; September 20, 1899 – October 18, 1973) was a German-American Political philosophy|political philosopher
who specialized in classical political philosophy
. He was born in Germany to Jewish
parents and later emigrated from Germany to the United States. He spent most of his career as a professor of political science at the University of Chicago
, where he taught several generations of students and published fifteen books.
[[http://leostrausscenter.uchicago.edu/ The Leo Strauss Center] website bio section]
Originally trained in the neo-Kantian
tradition with Ernst Cassirer
and immersed in the work of the phenomenology (philosophy)|phenomenologists Edmund Husserl
and Martin Heidegger
, Strauss later focused his research on the Greek texts of...